The Mets have locked up their second baseman, and it's Luis Castillo sticking around. There was talk about David Eckstein, and I would have liked him, because I like the kind of player he is. But I've always liked Luis Castillo, too, and I think he fit in well last year. It would have been exciting to have Eckstein, but I think we're just as well off as Castillo.
It's a four year deal though, and I think that's a bit too much of a commitment. But it seems like Eckstein was looking for the same kind of thing, so I guess Omar didn't have much choice there. We'll see how it works out.